* FREE to all Youth
** ALL Equipment will be Provided
The ultimate goal of these events are to instill in youth a commitment to safe firearm handling, teamwork and leadership, and provide them with the instruction and shooting opportunities to refine their marksmanship skills for sport and hunting. Youth learn marksmanship, the principles of hunting, competition shooting and opportunities for advancement in the shooting sports, clubs and competitions.
The requested funds are necessary to provide the youth with the tools necessary to participate safely in the shooting sports, as well as provide them with eye and ear protection that they may reuse each time they shoot.
Please check the PCSI website often for the updated schedule.
Our junior smallbore program is open to all juniors (boys and girls), up to the juniors 21st birthday. The purpose of the division is to teach firearm safety, proper sight pictures, develop safe firearm handling skills and learn range commands.
Our junior smallbore program is open to all juniors (boys and girls), up to the juniors 21st birthday. The purpose of the division is to teach firearm safety, proper sight pictures, develop safe firearm handling skills and learn range commands. We shoot at a distance of 50 feet at a standard NRA target (A.17). This target has one sighter target and 10 targets for score. We shoot 50 shots for record and 5 shots for sighters, for a total of 55 shots. At certain times, if weather has changed or if someone's rifle sights have been changed, additional sighters are permitted. Sighters are only shot at the first target, after that all shots are for record. All rifles are fired single shot. Shooting positions vary from junior to junior. Each junior is allowed to shoot at whatever position they feel comfortable with. Some juniors shoot from a bench, while others choose to shoot in the prone position.
PCSI supplies all rifles, ammunition, sandbags, targets, safety glasses, shell holders, earplugs and NRA Certified instructors. Extra equipment that you might want to bring along that would be helpful could include shooting ear muffs, shooting mats (prone position only), spotting scope or binoculars. PCSI has several match rifles and shorter stocked rifles for the smaller juniors. Many juniors have their own rifles and this is permissable, but if you wish to use your own rifle there are restrictions. Rifles used for this program must be bolt action and have iron (open)sights (scoped rifles and semi.automatics, lever action, and pump actions are not permitted). Juniors are required to be on the range at 9:30 for set up and safety briefings. Shooting starts at 10:00. Parents are encouraged to stay and help out. Please note that this entire program is FREE to our junior shooters.